(Bridgeport, Conn. – June 29, 2014) – Bridgeport Bluefish team officials today announced that pitcher Scott Maine has had his contract purchased by the Cincinnati Reds organization. He will report to Double-A Pensacola of the Southern League.
“Scott has come in and pitched very well for us this season,” says Bluefish manager Willie Upshaw. “He’s a very talented ballplayer with an impressive arm. We hope he has much success in his pursuit back to the big leagues.”
Maine appeared 19 games for the Bluefish in 2014, posting a 2-3 record with a 4.95 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 20.0 innings pitched. The 29-year-old has played three years in The Show, pitching for the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians from 2010-2012. In 50 Major League games, the southpaw has a 2-3 record with a 5.59 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 46.2 innings. He began his professional career in 2007 with the Yakima Bears of the short-season Class A Northwest League after being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth round of the MLB Amateur Draft. In 241 Minor League outings, the reliever has a 21-18 record with a 3.43 ERA, 43 saves and 346 strikeouts in 304.2 innings. Maine attended the University of Miami and played in the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2006 for the Brewster Whitecaps.
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